I love sewing. I’m self-taught. One day I would love to take some classes – but in the mean time I’m trying to extend my skills by trying new things. I’m also trying to pay more attention to the materials that I use.
This ensemble is my first ever creation from Ottobre (1/2010). It is also my first ever go at shirring. I was so pleased with the result of this ensemble that I decided to make Ms. M another.
The pants have elastic waists. I’ve made elastic waisted pants before – but this was the first time that I had sewn the elastic to the pant itself. It worked really well.
It was also the first time I’d sewn ruffles onto pants… or anything for that matter.
The brown pants have a pocket on the back… …it’s a bit wonky. I was brave and experimented with contrasting thread. Initially this seemed like it had been a bad idea – but the wonky orange is growing on me.
The second shirred top also boasts the first time I’ve done a rolled hem using my overlocker. Again – very easy once I was courageous enough to take the plunge.
I’m super pleased with all these firsts.